Friday, July 24, 2009
This past weekend was a huge gathering of belly dancers for an event called Medfest. There are nonstop performances for two days. All the women are beautifully and exotically dressed and it's a very colorful affair. One of the best troupe's I saw perform was Troupe Hypnotica...they do tribal belly dance. A little girl in front of the stage was transfixed by them and was dancing around in her princess outfit. It was priceless. I also saw more flags and I'm still inspired to make some from fabric scraps.
Thursday, July 23, 2009
This is the lighthouse at Point Wilson
The porch of the Caretaker's house.
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
This is Potpourri in Uptown, owned by Jeanne Moore. She's an interior designer and has the largest selection of fabric samples on the peninsula. This was like a candy store for me with all the textiles. She made these flags which you see on other shops on Lawrence Street. They are made from old swatch books. I want to try making some of these.
This is the screen of the old Rose Theatre. I saw "Away we Go". Loved it. The movies are introduced by a real live person. It's a great place.
Sunday, July 19, 2009
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Thursday, July 9, 2009
I visited Anthropologie yesterday for inspiration. I am always amazed by their visual displays. It's like going to a mini art show and they use common things for materials. I am obsessed with their dish towels. Wouldn't they make great curtains? The whisk reminds me of the late graphic designer Tibor Kalman who collected egg beaters. I think the hanging half domes are papier mache. Impressive.
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
In the course making one piece of art a day for a month, I'm revisiting collage. Here's a new one (burgundy and chartreuse). The other two were made two years ago. I think they all go together nicely. I'm having fun.
The items and many more are available in my etsy shop. http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5823533
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